Russell James Pyle is getting personal – finally.
The singer-songwriter has stepped away from Albuquerque-based The Porter Draw and released his solo album, “Rise.”
And the album tackles a lot of personal issues.
“I struggle with mental health, and I’ve been locked in a deep battle with depression since I was a child,” he says. “Over the past year, I think my writing ability got to the point where I could go introspective with it. I wanted to be proactive in discussing the issues. It’s important to those that struggled with mental health know that we’re not alone in our fight.”
Pyle wrote the majority of the album from September to January.